Infant School

Aiming High, Achieving Together

The Library

Welcome to our new Library Webpage!


Librarian - Miss M Hankova




I believe in magic and I am always happy to share it with you ... just come and read a book with me ...


Goldilocks and the Three Bears 



During the library sessions this week our children enjoyed acting out the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. The adventure started when the children walked through the "deep forest" as the story characters and found the door to the bears' house. The set up in the house was very magical. Three bowls of porridge, three sizes of chairs and the three little beds matching perfectly alongside the story. 

 Winter Warmer ! 


On Monday, the 20th November we hosted a Winter Warmer for our Merton children, their siblings and their parents in our hall, Venezia's Garden and the library. The afternoon was full of exciting reading activities including special guests and an immersive story experience in the library. The children loved acting out Goldilocks and the Three Bears story in the library. Parents also had an opportunity to learn a few tips from our amazing SLS advisor Vicki on how to read with their children at home. Our successful event ended by our Y2 star reader Lulu reading to the whole audience which was absolutely fantastic!

Well done Lulu ! 

Reading for Pleasure Y1 

New in Town by Marta Altes  


Y1 children worked really hard recapping the story and making lovely houses to build up a street for Jojo. They decided to share it with everyone too. All of them were so proud of themselves ! Well done ! 


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Remembrance Day in the Library

All the children and staff at Merton contributed to making one big poppy for Remembrance Day  ...

Halloween Spells



Our school library was full of magic all week. We celebrated Halloween by reading lots of witchy books, we learned lots of magic spells and even the spooky spiders were moving around ...  


Magic cosy, Magic dozy ,

Bring more friends and let's get cosy!

Reading for Pleasure

Saving Mr Hoot by Helen Stephens


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We share many new stories every day in our school library which brings the children joy and pleasure. The children have an opportunity to read to the small groups or just to themselves. Very often we read the stories more than once to find more details and to explore the language further. 

This time we read a story called Save Mr Hoot. The children have done lots of activities related to the story, they used different art skills, speaking and listening skills and they performed. We are about to celebrate their wonderful work in our celebration assembly! Well done! 

Our School Library 


Children visit the library once per week and choose either a fiction or non-fiction book to go home to share with parents/carers.  They scan their book using their own library card.  They finish the visit with a story or use the Mighty Writer story board to create and verbalise a story whilst reinforcing their knowledge of sentence structures, nouns, verbs, adjectives including punctuation.

Reading is the most important skill. 


Reading for pleasure. Reading for information. It is the gateway to amazing opportunities in life. Reading gives us the ambition to make a difference, to be the best they can be, to achieve and explore.


Mrs. James

Library Sessions 

In our library sessions we:  

  • share lots of stories and we use our imagination when reading fiction books
  • learn new words and we learn what they mean
  • look for adjectives which can improve our writing 
  • talk about the characters and we learn how to visit new places with them  
  • practice how to find the information in non fiction books
  • we do lots of activities like acting the stories out, changing the endings, writing book reviews and much, much more 

Y1 Chineham Library Visit


 Year 1 enjoyed a visit to Chineham library to explore all different types of books including fiction, non-fiction and audiobooks. The children had an opportunity to extend their Y1 topic Out and About. It also gives the children a broader link how to use the public library. 

The parents are very welcome to take their children to the Chineham library to borrow more books or attend any other activities the library offers. 

Our Reading Corners 


We at Merton love reading! Our reading corners in the classrooms and shared areas are always full of books. The children like to sit down and get lost in the world of stories. They love using their imagination.